We need medical staff volunteers at all of our programs! Our 2021 applications open in January 2021.
What do medical staff do at camp?
The Medical Team is responsible for working with camp staff to care for the participants of our programs under the guidance of a Medical Director. From cuts and scrapes to insulin doses and adjustments, our Medical Team takes care of it all! At our Independent Camps (Camp de Los Niños, BMC Kids, BMC Teen, BMC Buddy, and Camp Kaiser), medical staff are assigned to a group of 8-12 campers for the whole session and help dose and adjust insulin at every meal. At our Family programs, medical staff teach education sessions, meet with families, and participate in insulin adjustments.
How many medical staff attend each program?
We have a range of medical staff needs that vary based on the length and type of program. Family programs typically require 2-4 physicians, while independent programs require a nursing staff of 10-15 and at least 2 physicians. Regardless of the session, you will never be the only medical staff on duty and you’ll always report to our Medical Director, who has vast experience in working with children with type 1 diabetes.
Who can apply?
If you are a licensed nurse, certified diabetes educator, registered dietitian, or physician, we welcome you to apply as a volunteer at one of our programs.
How much time am I committing?
We have programs that vary in length from one day to ten days, so there is something for everyone! We ask that you stay for the entirety of the session so as to provide continuity of care to our participants.
Can I get credit for attending a program as a medical staff volunteer?
We are pleased to be able to offer Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) for RN’s at our residential summer programs (Bearskin Meadow Camp and Camp de Los Niños).